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  • THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Bowman, C. (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-01-17

    NA 10855

    The First Battle of Monte Cassino, 17 January-11 February 1944. Crossing of the Garigliano River. A 5.5 inch medium guns of the 56th Infantry Division (British X Corps, US Fifth Army) in action during the night barrage which opened the assault on the...

  • THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 26244

    Members of the Czech Government in Exile visiting Northern Ireland. Left to right: Brigadier General Edmund Hill (USA); General Jan Sergěj Ingr, Minister of National Defence and Commander in Chief of Czechoslovak Forces; Lieutenant General Harold Edmund...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE TUNISIA CAMPAIGN, NOVEMBER 1942-MAY 1943

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE TUNISIA CAMPAIGN, NOVEMBER 1942-MAY 1943

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit 1943-01-13

    NA 500

    The Battle of Bou Arada. A forward observation post held by the Germans was known as "Two Tree" Hill as on its highest point two trees grew. It was important to take the hill as it had advantageous position commanding all the approaches for...

  • THE BATTLE OF ANZIO, JANUARY-JUNE 1944

    THE BATTLE OF ANZIO, JANUARY-JUNE 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Radford (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-02

    NA 12136

    Landing ships unloading supplies in Anzio harbour, 19-24 February 1944.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE TUNISIA CAMPAIGN, NOVEMBER 1942-MAY 1943

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE TUNISIA CAMPAIGN, NOVEMBER 1942-MAY 1943

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit (Undefined) 1943-01-31

    NA 576

    Troops of the 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (78th Infantry Division) arrived at Siliana (Djebel-Bargou Front) and moved through Robba to relieve a French unit in the line. They started to advance and continued to do so the...

  • THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Chitham, John (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1945-04-30

    BU 4884

    After meeting heavy opposition, troops of the Guards Armoured Division captured Stalag XB at Sandbostel, near Zeven. This camp also contained a large number of political prisoners of all nationalities as well as British POWs and Allied soldiers. The...

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    part of "ZIMNAL MARIAN (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) COLLECTION 03" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-08

    MH 1399

    General Stanisław Maczek (first from the right, shirtless), the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, in conversation with a Scottish regiment officer at the Division's headquaters, probably August 1944.

  • THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-05-18

    HU 128195

    British and Polish troops (3rd Carpathian Rifles Division, 2nd Corps) raising the Union Jack alongside the Polish flag in the ruins of the Monte Cassino Monastery, 18 May 1944.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Curtis (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-08-11

    NA 17805

    Driver Macdonald, an ambulance driver, talking to one of the Polish nurses at Ancona, 11 August 1944. Female nurses of the 2nd Polish Corps were ferried to the city by Landing Craft Infantry ships (LCI) alongside Royal Engineers and Italian pioneers....

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gee (Sergeant) 1944-08-16

    B 9345

    When the infantry units of the 50th Division forced a crossing of the River Noireau in the early hours of the morning on 16 August 1944, the Germans quickly pulled out of the village of Pont Erembourg, France. But before doing so, they destroyed the road...

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